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Cheese win Badger South
Photo submitted by: Duke Goetz Monroe senior Tad Christen runs past the field in the 200-meter dash he won with a time of 22.5 seconds.
FORT ATKINSON - Monroe sophomore Jeff Hill turned in another record breaking performance and the Monroe boys track team completed the perfect season by rolling to a Southern Badger Conference championship Tuesday night.

Hill won the pole vault after clearing 13 feet, 6 inches to break the Badger South Conference record.

"He has been very consistent," Monroe boys track coach Dave Hirsbrunner said. "I think he still has higher heights to come."

The Cheesemakers in run away fashion won their first Badger South title since 2006. Monroe won seven conference championships and all 30 athletes who competed at the conference meet placed in the top eight and scored for the Cheesemakers.

"We won convincingly," Hirsbrunner said. "I don't think we have ever done that before. Every single one of them did what they needed to do."

Monroe senior Tad Christen won three individual conference championships in the long jump (20 feet, 5 inches), triple jump (43-4) and in the 200 (22.5 seconds), which was a lifetime best.

Hirsbrunner said Christen had been running some amazing split times in the sprint relays and he elected to use him in the open 200.

"In the last 50-meters he just pulled away from the field and won pretty easily," Hirsbrunner said.

Monroe senior Brett DeNure won the 800 (1:59.7) and he was a key cog in the winning 1,600 relay. DeNure teamed with Bryan Tordoff, Skyler Stingley and Cullen Sampson to win the race with a time of 3:30.

The Cheesemakers' 3,200 relay team of Cody Plenge, Sampson, Gavin Wels and Joe Pecora won the race with a time of 8:43.